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Robotics and Automation Technology
Associate of Technical Study

Robotics and Automation graduate will combine knowledge of mechanical engineering technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits to design, develop, test, and manufacture electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems. Their work often overlaps that of both electrical and electronics engineering technicians and mechanical engineering technicians.

Graduates of MTC’s Robotics and AutomationTechnology will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Two-year full-time degree schedule; mixture of core technical courses along with basic mathematics, science, and communications classes; program can be completed on a part-time basis.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Analyze, interpret and troubleshoot DC and AC electric circuits.

  • Analyze and troubleshoot electro-mechanical circuits used in automation.

  • Interpret electrical and mechanical diagrams and apply engineering principles to actual mechanical design situations.

  • Use the appropriate tools and instruments to analyze electrical and mechanical systems.

  • Select, construct, install, analyze and troubleshoot various DC and AC motor and power and control circuits used for various applications in industry.

  • Create, update, and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings and details using appropriate CAD software.

  • Program, interface and troubleshoot systems controlled by programmable logic controllers.

  • Utilize data analysis techniques for process analysis and improvement.

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of CNC programming.

  • Follow required mechanical, electrical and environmental safety procedures.

  • Practice the 5S approach for visual order, organization, cleanliness and standardization.

  • Work both independently and as an integral part of a technical team.

  • Produce concise correspondence, reports, instructions, and proposals that will be effective in a technical work setting.

  • Independently maintain and improve upon both technical skill level and knowledge of current technology.

  • Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, and co-workers.

Career Opportunities:

  • Maintenance Technician/Associate

  • Industrial Automation Design, Assembly, Installation, and troubleshooting

Program Admission:

To apply for acceptance into the Mechatronics Engineering Technology at MTC, applicants must have:

  1. MTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable applicable fee.

  2. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).

  3. Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) and Technology Skills Test is required.  Any College Foundation courses recommended by Accuplacer results are also required.

  4. Accuplacer math score of 41 or above required to take the first algebra course in the engineering program

Transfer students to MTC must qualify in accordance with current admission criteria.

If required, Foundation Courses are available to help you meet any specialized program admission requirements.

Cooperative Education:

(or Co-op) is a learning experience that integrates academic skills with workplace experience.  Students in Engineering Technologies can earn college credit, make valuable professional contacts, and link their classroom studies to real-world workplace challenges. See the department dean or academic advisor for details.

To receive more detailed information please send an e-mail to the Office of Admission at


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1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh. 43302


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